Thursday, July 1, 2010

July Theme Day: Reflections


Memorial to those who have died fighting in the abhorrent Colonial War that lasted for thirteen years thanks to Salazar's dictatorship.


The fort walls in the background are covered with the countless names of the soldiers who lost their lives between 1961 and 1974
Belém, western Lisbon
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29 comments:

Kate said...

What an amazing series of photos...sharp and edgy angles make each one so interesting. There are far too many names on that wall...such a pity!

B SQUARED said...

A wonderful contribution to Theme Day.

Steffe said...

A fine memorial. And some great photos, perfect for the theme day.

Cezar and Léia said...

Que idéia moderna!
O memorial é maravilhoso, lindo mesmo!!
Adorei a sequencia de fotos, como vc foi mostrando os reflexos e todo o memorial!
Abraços
Léia

Olivier said...

top moderne et reflet graphique

brattcat said...

Beautifully shot and well chosen for the theme day, a day of reflection and of reflections.

Small City Scenes said...

A fitting tribute. A different take on reflections. A salute to all lost at war. MB

Sharon said...

That is a very impressive memorial. I love how you've shown us so many angles.

Jilly said...

What incredible architecture - so many angles, so much interest and those reflections for today. Fascinating.

Jarart said...

That is an amazing memorial. The reflection picture is very abstract looking.
Not sure what happend to my picture today but I think I've fixed it.

Jacob said...

Powerful! And I agree re: abhorrent! Super shots, JM! Great colors and reflections!

Leif Hagen said...

A great reflective photo series of an important memorial! Good to reflect on those things. I think I see you in the top photo...

Laurent said...

Great shots JM

T. Becque said...

The first image has a wonderful abstract quality to it - beautiful lines and shapes. Nice series here.

th said...

Belíssimo! Parabéns!
Fotos admiráveis,
beijo, th

Sylvia K said...

What a fantastic memorial! I love your composition and the different angles! Stunning captures! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, JM!

Sylvia

cieldequimper said...

Absolutely superb JM.

VP said...

An awesome building and a great reflection.

Halcyon said...

This reflection post includes more than just the obvious physical reflection. We must also reflect on war and the consequences it brings. Very nice choice for the theme day!

Lisa Wilson said...

What a beautiful memorial and a great interpretation for today's reflections!

Gunn said...

Unique and artistic memorial place. Pretty and a bit BLUE. I like it!!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Very striking pictures and memorial. Much more creative than a bronze soldier. It is a shame that humankind has not advanced to a point where all such memorials are for injustices and tragedies that occurred centuries ago, not within our lifetime.

Virginia said...

WHOOOOAAA, that top one has me dizzy and confused. I like seeing the whole piece but I still don't know how you took this. GREAT entry today JM! Love this.
V

Oakland Daily Photo said...

The first photo is a powerful deconstruction of an already emotionally moving site.

Hilda said...

That first photo is so crazily disorienting, I love it. The list of names, though, is absolutely sad.

Lisergic Synaesthesiae said...

Like the totally lines abstraction of the first and the composure of the other two.

Joan Elizabeth said...

The top shot is very complex to decipher.

Dina said...

So many names. So sad.
But the memorial is very nice.

Marie-Noyale said...

Two kinds of reflection here..
perfect choice.